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   Sunday, July 03 2022 
Asia Pacific Poker Tour Macau: The great come back of Phil Ivey

After seven months of absence in live poker tournaments, the best poker player Phil Ivey is back. Indeed, after his disappearance on gaming tables since the Black Friday in the month of April, the Tiger Woods of poker was back in Macau to compete for the title of the tournament Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT). The start of the main event of the tournament was held on November 23, 2011 and 269 players took part in the Day 1A. Since the beginning of the game, the rumor in the poker room of the Casino Grand Lisboa already said that Phil Ivey will attend the event. And the prodigious poker player effectively entered in the room during the level 2, which created a big excitement as well as on players as on the public.

According to this first day, Phil Ivey didn't lost his talent for the game because at the end of the first qualifying day, he managed to rank 5th with 95,000 chips in hand. As a reminder, the last tournament I which Phil Ivey participated was the World Poker Tour Bay 101 Shooting Star Championship. Since that, he only appeared in cash game tournaments that take place in casinos of Macao. With this comeback, the poker community hopes to see him regularly in major events. Note that top players like Johnny Chan, Sam Trickett and Tom Dwan were also part of the starting field of the main event. The place of chipleader was occupied by Shih-Chieh Su holder of 171,800 chips.

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